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The Buzz E-N ewsletter
March 28, 2018


We're excited to share our Top 5 Events of Spring! Here's your opportunity to discover new technology, enjoy an evening of comedy with friends, help families in need, and be inspired by those who make the world a better place for people with hearing loss. There's something for everyone. So read on and spring into action!

1) TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE - APRIL 10                  
Learn from CHC, Apple, Oticon, Widex

The world of hearing technology can be difficult to navigate. Not to worry...CHC is here to help! Please join us April 10th for our Spring Hearing Technology Open House. Discover the latest in smartphone apps, assistive devices, hearing aid accessories and more. CHC staff will be joined by teams from Apple, Oticon and Widex. Don't miss out!   Learn more + RSVP.

2) COMEDY NIGHT - APRIL 25                
Stand-Up Comedy Made Accessible

Imagine an evening of stand-up comedy where nobody misses the punch line! That's what's unique about the 32nd Annual Comedy Night, April 25th, at Carolines on Broadway. Experience classic New York comedy made accessible to all hearing abilities through real-time captioning, sign language interpreters and assistive devices. It's all for a great cause!  Purchase tickets + enter raffle.    

Lise Hamlin, HLAA
3) ANNUAL MEETING - MAY 8                 
Celebrate with CHC!

CHC warmly invites you to our 107th Annual Meeting, May 8th, at 52 Broadway, 3:30 to 5:00pm. Be part of this special gathering when we celebrate the achievements of HLAA's Lise Hamlin, audiology legend Dr. Jane Madell and CHC mom/advocate Andeisha Farid. Their stories are a source of hope and inspiration. Learn more + RSVP. 

Jane Madell, PhD, CCC-A
Documentary by Dr. Jane Madell

We're thrilled to screen Dr. Jane Madell's new documentary, The Listening Project, May 8th, immediately following the Annual Meeting. Co-directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky, the film profiles several young adults who are deaf and illustrates the impact of technology and pediatric hearing services on their lives.  See trailer + RSVP.   

5) GOLF TOURNAMENT - MAY 14            
Fenway Golf Club, Scarsdale, NY

Golf doesn't get better than this! Join us May 14th for the 20th Annual Golf Tournament, a day of incredible golf and fundraising in support of CHC. This year's tournament takes place at Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY - home to one of the classic courses designed by the legendary golf architect A.W. Tillinghast.  Register + enter raffle.   

Speak Up, Please!

Recently, I attended a New York Philharmonic Town Hall with real-time captioning (i.e., Communication Access Realtime Translation or CART), introducing Jaap Van Zweden, the orchestra's new Music Director, in conversation with President and CEO Deborah Borda. If you are surprised by the availability of CART at the Philharmonic, I'll tell you how...  Read more.    

HEAR IN THE BIG APPLE              
Summer Fun and Enrichment Program 

Looking for just the right summer experience for your child with hearing loss? Hear in the Big Apple is a unique summer fun and enrichment program presented by CHC and CampedUP. It's an unforgettable opportunity for children, ages 3-10, with hearing loss to play, learn and grow in the Big Apple. Ideal for families visiting from out of town.  Learn more. 

HLAA-NYC MEETING            
Hearing and the Brain

On April 17th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Kelly Tremblay, PhD, will lead a discussion on the topic of Hearing and the Brain. This consumer-friendly presentation is an excellent opportunity to get to know the work and members of the Hearing Loss Association of America, NYC Chapter. Meetings are open to the public, but there are lots of great reasons to become a member.  Learn more.    

At an Apple Store Near You

Did you know certain Apple Stores offer accessibility workshops for people with disabilities, including hearing loss. The workshops are designed to teach the basics of using assistive technologies built into every Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Visit the Apple website to check out the list of topics and be sure to select a location near you.  Learn more. 

Free Program for Seniors

Space is still available for Communicate with Success, an 8-week program beginning April 5th that's designed to improve the communication skills of seniors with hearing loss. Through demonstrations and interactive exercises, participants learn to feel more confident communicating in a variety of situations. Those interested are required to RSVP.    Learn more + RSVP. 

Invitation to Submit Work

Here's an opportunity for artists who have a disability and who address disability in their work.  Artists Undeterred is seeking submissions for an exhibition this summer at the Pride Center in Staten Island. Please send high resolution JPEGs, artist statement, resume/CV or bio with your contact information by May 1st Request more info.

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